Still life occupies a prominent place among the pictorial genres of Western fine art, but too often regarded as an academic exercise in imitation. An ambitious and original exhibition "Spanish still lifes. Velasquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró" in the Centre for fine arts BOZAR in Brussels is changing this perception. The exhibition covers 400 years of history of the Spanish still life.
Spanish still life still occupies a unique place in the European context and has direct relevance to the Flemish and Italian masters. This genre has experienced an unprecedented boom during the late Baroque, and in the XX century became the real battleground for artists. In still life, in particular, found the space to new experiments of the Cubists.